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  • His favourite word is farmers.

Liberal MP for Steveston—Richmond East (B.C.)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 45% of the vote.

A week ago

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Support of Indigenous Canadians in the Agriculture and Agri-Food Industry Mr. Chair, thank you. Mr. Obed, I'll begin with you. In your presentation, you discussed reclaiming food sovereignty, and you also went into the dichotomy between ...

Voted No on Vote #990 Opposition Motion (Single tax return in Quebec)

Voted Yes on Vote #989 on Bill C-78 Amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #988 Opposition Motion (Taxes)

Didn't vote on Vote #987 Opposition Motion (Canada’s housing crisis)

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Mental Health Challenges that Canadian Farmers, Ranchers, and Producers Face and Support ... Mr. Chair, thank you and thank you to the witnesses. Actually, I will follow up on Mr. Drouin's question. Like Mr. Longfield, I was surprised at ...

Voted Yes on Vote #986 on Bill C-57 Amend the Federal Sustainable Development

Two months ago

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Advancements of Technology and Research in the Agriculture Industry that can Support ... Okay. Chief Louis, you talked about a local food economy. Mr. MacGregor talked about Vancouver Island. You're out in the Okanagan. I'm on the south end ...

Spoke in the House on Seniors Mr. Speaker, seniors make valuable contributions to our families, workplaces and communities. By 2036, seniors will represent close to 25% of the population. Could the Minister ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Advancements of Technology and Research in the Agriculture Industry that can Support ... Mr. Chair, thank you. Mr. Komal, thank you for your testimony. Obviously, this is a serious issue. We've talked a little bit about how it occurred. ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Supplementary Estimates (A), 2018-19 : Vote 1a under Canadian Dairy Commission, Vote ... Mr. Chair, thank you. I'd like to thank the officials for attending. I'd like to begin with you, Mr. Forbes. I want to talk a little ...

Mentioned by Policy Options Revoking birthright citizenship would affect everyone ... members passed a motion last August that would end birthright citizenship unless one parent is a citizen or permanent resident, should the party form government. And Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido has sponsored a petition to eliminate birthright ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Briefing on the previsions for the transport of grain during the Winter ... Mr. Chair, thank you. I'd like to thank Mr. Cory, Mr. Finn and Madam Hardy for joining us. I'd like to follow up on Mr. Longfield's ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Mental Health Challenges that Canadian Farmers, Ranchers, and Producers Face Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Mr. Menzies and Mr. James-Davies, for appearing before us. Mr. Menzies, those were phenomenal words. You're a man who is ...

Mentioned by CityNews Vancouver Feds studying 'birth tourism' as new data shows higher non-resident birth rates A petition tabled recently in the House of Commons by Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido calls on Canada to take stronger measures to end birth tourism, saying it abuses Canada's social-welfare system. RELATED: Richmond MP presents birth tourism petition to ...

Posted on Twitter November 8, 2018 Question Period Statement regarding the Jewish Community in Steveston-Richmond East https://t.co/nNPEd2FnbS

Spoke in the House on Jewish Community of Steveston—Richmond East Mr. Speaker, I rise today to solemnly join the Jewish community of Richmond in condemning the horrifying anti-Semitic attack at the Tree of Life synagogue. I ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Mental Health Challenges that Canadian Farmers, Ranchers, and Producers Face Yes. Fred, one issue that always pops up at every session we have is the social stigma in the farming community to these issues. Concretely, what ...

Mentioned by 604 Now (blog) Richmond Mayor Doesn't Think Being Born In Canada Should Guarantee Citizenship In October, Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido, whose riding is Steveston-Richmond East, put forward a petition signed by 10,882 people from across the country. “The birth tourism industry must be dismantled and ultimately shut down” said Peschisolido ...

Mentioned by CityNews Vancouver Richmond's mayor thinks being born in Canada shouldn't automatically grant you citizenship Earlier this month (Oct. 5) in Ottawa, Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido, whose riding is Steveston-Richmond East, introduced a petition signed by nearly 11,000 people condemning birth tourism as an illegitimate industry. “It's folks and institutions that ...

Posted on Twitter October 25, 2018 Filipino Heritage Month https://t.co/K5Ch2ayu0y

Spoke in the House on Filipino Heritage Month Madam Speaker, I would like to begin by congratulating the member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre for all her hard work and the dedication she has ...

Posted on Twitter October 5, 2018 Presenting Birth Tourism Petition in the House https://t.co/7Y9pLW1Rcb

Posted on Twitter October 5, 2018 Question Period Statement - Ray Martyniuk https://t.co/J6aL7VCiaO

Mentioned by Richmond News TedTalk for youth a roaring success in Richmond ... array of inspirational youth and adult speakers taking to the stage. The event, run by Richmond Secondary teenagers and held at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, attracted around 100 people, including the MP for Steveston-Richmond East, Joe Peschisolido.

Mentioned by CityNews Vancouver Richmond MP presents birth tourism petition to parliament Steveston-Richmond East MP Joe Peschisolido sponsored the petition denouncing the practice, which is when expectant mothers travel to Canada to give birth, giving their children automatic Canadian citizenship. They're asking the federal government to ...

Spoke in the House on Ray Martyniuk Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize the life Ray Martyniuk, a lifelong resident of Steveston. Ray loved his community and its history. He owned and operated ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I present this e-petition, e-1527, calling on the government to address birth tourism. Birth tourism exploits our generous public health care and social security ...

Posted on Twitter September 24, 2018 Question Period Statement - RCCS and Mid Autumn Festival https://t.co/avrowTNIwh

Spoke in the House on Mid-Autumn Festival Mr. Speaker, on Saturday, I joined the Richmond Chinese Community Society at Lansdowne Centre in celebrating mid-autumn festival. I would like to thank Linda Li, Thomas ...

Posted on Twitter June 1, 2018 Question Period Statement - Lois Carson Boyce https://t.co/iHunevAukB #RichmondBC

Spoke in the House on Lois Carson Boyce Madam Speaker, on Saturday, April 21, I attended the celebration of life at South Arm United Church for Lois Carson Boyce, who passed away at the ...

Spoke in the House on National Local Food Day Act Madam Speaker, I too would like to applaud the work of the member for Kootenay—Columbia for introducing what I think is an amazing bill. It will ...